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Mar 24, 2013 1:15am EDT
get the federal government and other states to require that police report out publicly what they are actually doing with rape kits. in our experience, once a city announces a rape kit backlog, we can find the resources and political will and public outrage to make the changes that are needed. i can say that every city we have ever looks at, anyone we have ever asked for numbers, has ended up with backlogs at a minimum of 1000 or so, but usually in the multiple thousands. 10,000 or so. lots of cities are struggling with this. those that haven't knowledged it, like los angeles or new york or cleveland or detroit or houston, dallas, those are cities that have publicly acknowledged backlogs and are actively taking steps to fix it. it is just too embarrassing not to. >> i am kim worthy, the wayne county prosecutor. you assume that cities report when they do them. there was a study done five years ago when i found untested backlog rape kits in 49 out of the 50 states. the biggest problem is getting people to a knowledge problem. people try to sweep it under the rug once they found them. >>
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